Tag Archives: Healthcare

Post-Pandemic, U.S. Healthcare is Entering a “Provide More Care For Less” Era – Pondering PwC’s 2022 Forecast

In the COVID-19 pandemic, health care spending in the U.S. increased by a relatively low 6.0% in 2020. This year, medical cost trend will rise by 7.0%, expected to decline a bit in 2022 according to the annual study from PwC Health Research Institute, Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2022. What’s “behind these numbers”… Read More »

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Turns to Cylera to Secure Extensive Healthcare IoT Device Ecosystem

Cirencester, Gloucestershire – 13th May 2021 —- Cylera, the leading healthcare IoT (HIoT) cybersecurity and threat intelligence company, and The AbedGraham Group, a physician-led global technology group, announced today that Dartford and Gravesham (DGT) NHS Trust has chosen the strategic technology partners to safeguard its medical device and IoT infrastructure. As one of the key… Read More »

Cigna adds in-network virtual mental healthcare, highlighting focus on treatment access

Dive Brief: Cigna will offer behavioral health coaching as an in-network benefit to 14 million customers through its partnership with virtual mental health service provider Ginger, the companies announced April 28. Ginger provides Cigna customers with employer-sponsored or individual and family insurance plans with behavioral health coaching, therapy and psychiatry services through its app. Its… Read More »

Spending on Medicines In and Post-COVID Say a Lot About Patients and Larger Healthcare Trends – an IQVIA Update

Spending on medicines, globally, will rebound this year and rise above pre-pandemic levels through 2025. Between 2021 and 2025, the annual growth global growth rate for prescription drugs spending is expected to range from 3% to 6%, a $ 1.6 trillion bill for the worlds’s total Rx medicines market. That relatively low single-digit growth rate… Read More »

Emerging with A Stronger Healthcare System Post-COVID: NAM’s Lessons Learned

The coronavirus pandemic exposed weaknesses in the U.S. health care system that existed before the public health crisis. What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 stress-test to build American health care back better? The National Academy of Medicine is publishing nine reports addressing health stakeholder segments impacted and re-shaped by COVID-19 — for public… Read More »